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DUI Debate

Mothers Against Drunk Driving joins litigation over Ohio’s DUI enforcement policies

· Jul 22, 2014 02:46 pm

If Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) can convince the Ohio Statehouse to pass “Annie’s Law,” or HB 469, all first-time DUI offenders wishing to drive during any probation will have to install a breathalyzer machine in their car and pass it for the car to start. ...

Northside Community Council OKs Needle Exchange Program

· Jul 22, 2014 02:58 pm

Northside Community Council voted July 21 to create a needle exchange program in the neighborhood. The effort, run by the Cincinnati Exchange Program, will start sometime in August and operate from a van one day a week for three hours at a time. Planned Parenthood will also participate, providing testing services for diseases like HIV and hepatitis. ...

Local Rally Supports Palestinian Civilians in Embattled Gaza

· Jul 22, 2014 02:56 pm

About 500 people rallied downtown July 20 to show support for Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, where more than 400 civilians have been killed over the past few weeks in clashes between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas.
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Holder: Obama Administration Will File in Ohio Early Voting Suit

· Jul 22, 2014 02:54 pm

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department plans to join a lawsuit against the state of Ohio seeking to restore early voting in the state.
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Sights Set

David Pepper targets Mike DeWine’s conservative political leanings in his race for Ohio’s top prosecutor

· Jul 15, 2014 03:16 pm

Forty-two-year-old Democrat David Pepper has already served two terms as a Cincinnati City Councilman and a term as Hamilton County Commissioner. Now he wants to be Ohio’s attorney general, and he’s hitting Republican incumbent Mike DeWine on multiple fronts to try and unseat him. ...

Greenpeace Activists Refuse Plea Deal, Face Prison

· Jul 22, 2014 02:52 pm

Eight of the nine Greenpeace activists charged with hanging a giant banner from the Procter & Gamble building downtown in March showed no interest in a plea deal with prosecutors July 21, a lawyer for the group said. Without a plea deal, the eight risk a maximum sentence of eight years in prison on felony burglary and vandalism charges.
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Morning News and Stuff

VP in Cincy, city tops for recreation, and $100,000 to work on your dream project

· Jul 24, 2014 09:12 am

Tons going on today in Cincinnati. Check it out.Vice President Joe Biden spoke this morning at the National Urban League Conference, which is here in town this year. Biden’s speech touched on the challenges the black community has historically faced and the progress the country has made toward eco...

From The Copy Desk

In case you need a dictionary with the July 23 issue of CityBeat

· Jul 23, 2014 02:53 pm

The well of vocab was no longer dry this week thanks to our cover story "America's Best Worst Politicians," a supplement from the Association of Alternative Newspapers. You’ve got to read it to believe it, folks. And yes, I copy edited the entire, 15-page piece (Oxford commas and all) and I insert...

I Just Can't Get Enough

Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings

· Jul 23, 2014 11:17 am

"Weird Al” Yankovic pulled a ‘Yoncé last week, dropping eight music videos in conjunction with the release of his 14th studio album, Mandatory Fun. As inherently corny as Weird Al may be, you have to commend the guy for sticking with his schtick for almost 40 years — not to mention finding su...

 

DUI Debate

Mothers Against Drunk Driving joins litigation over Ohio’s DUI enforcement policies

· Jul 22, 2014 02:46 pm

If Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) can convince the Ohio Statehouse to pass “Annie’s Law,” or HB 469, all first-time DUI offenders wishing to drive during any probation will have to install a breathalyzer machine in their car and pass it for the car to start. ...

Sights Set

David Pepper targets Mike DeWine’s conservative political leanings in his race for Ohio’s top prosecutor

· Jul 15, 2014 03:16 pm

Forty-two-year-old Democrat David Pepper has already served two terms as a Cincinnati City Councilman and a term as Hamilton County Commissioner. Now he wants to be Ohio’s attorney general, and he’s hitting Republican incumbent Mike DeWine on multiple fronts to try and unseat him. ...

Last Clinics Standing

Cincinnati’s two remaining abortion facilities face uncertain futures

· Jul 9, 2014 08:52 am

As the Ohio legislature continues to narrow the eye of the needle abortion providers must thread to legally provide services to women, the Cincinnati area’s two remaining clinics face the threat of closure. ...

Core Questions

As public schools prepare for new national standards, critics across the political spectrum raise alarms

· Jul 2, 2014 09:04 am

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on June 16 made a trip to Cincinnati to speak at a fundraiser for the Republican National Committee. As he entered the posh Cincinnati Club downtown, he was confronted by protesters. ...

 
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